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O.J. Estate Under Wrecking Ball

O.J. Simpson's former home in Brentwood, Calif., where he lived when his ex-wife and Ron Goldman were murdered a few miles away, is falling victim to the bulldozer.

Although Simpson moved out in September 1997, it remained one of Los Angeles ' best-known tourist sites. CBS station KCBS-TV in Los Angeles reports that the arrival of the wrecking ball Wednesday at 360 North Rockingham Avenue seemed to be leaving most neighbors very happy.

It was in this house that Simpson claims he was chipping golf balls the night his ex-wife and her friend were murdered. It is the same estate where the bloody sock was found and where Kato Kaelin said he heard thumps outside his guest-house apartment.

Simpson was acquitted of murder charges in connection with the deaths of Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, but was found liable in a wrongful death civil suit filed by the Simpson and Goldman families.

The house was bought at an auction after Simpson was unable to cover mortgage payments and the bank foreclosed on the home. It was later sold, reportedly for $3.95 million, to an investment banker. A new house will be constructed on the property once Simpson's former house is cleared away.